Definitions for: Breakwater


[n] a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away



Webster (1913) Definition: Break"wa`ter, n.
Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the
mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford
protection from their violence.

Synonyms: bulwark, groin, groyne, jetty, mole, seawall

See Also: barrier

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